Chişinău
The "Gates of Chişinău","Poarta Chisanaului" as seen when entering the city from the direction of the Chişinău airport
The "Gates of Chişinău","Poarta Chisanaului" as seen when entering the city from the direction of the Chişinău airport
Flag of Chişinău
Flag
Official seal of Chişinău
Seal
Location of Chişinău in Moldova
Location of Chişinău in Moldova
Country Moldova
Founded1436
Government
 • MayorDorin Chirtoacă, since 2007
Area
 • City120 km2 (50 sq mi)
 • Urban
635 km2 (245 sq mi)
Elevation
85 m (279 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • City592,900
 • Density4,938/km2 (12,790/sq mi)
 • Urban
785,000
 • Metro
911,400
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
MD-20xx
Area code(s)+373 22
Websitewww.chisinau.md


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